Birth of Walter Lippmann
Journalist Walter Lippmann was born on September 23, 1889, in New York City, New York. He’s been called the “most influential journalist” of the 20th century and the Father of Modern Journalism.
Happy Birthday Willa Cather
Author Willa Sibert Cather was born on December 7, 1873, in Gore, Virginia.
Birth of Eric Sevareid
Journalist and author Arnold Eric Sevareid was born on November 26, 1912, in Velva, North Dakota.
Happy Birthday Bill Mauldin
William Henry “Bill” Mauldin was born on October 29, 1921, in Mountain Park, New Mexico.
Birth of George Polk
Journalist George Polk was born on October 17, 1913, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a descendent of US Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson.
Birth of Lajos Kossuth
Hungarian lawyer, statesman, and Governor-President Lajos Kossuth was born on September 19, 1802, in Monok, Kingdom of Hungary.
America’s First Journalism School
On September 14, 1908, the University of Missouri School of Journalism became the first such school in the US, and only the second in the world. (The Superior School of Journalism of Paris opened in 1899.)
Birth of Edna Ferber
Author Edna Ferber was born on August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Saturday Evening Post
On August 4, 1821, The Saturday Evening Post published its first issue.